Differential identification of Mycobacteria

Hardas, Usha and Jayaraman, V.S. (1984) Differential identification of Mycobacteria. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (1). pp. 11-13.

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Abstract

A total of 885 samples of sputa were processed for differential identification of mycobacteria. 385 (43.50 percent) were found positive for growth on L.J. Media and 444 (50.16 percent) were negative and 56 (6.32 percent) showed contamination. Kubica’s method (1973) was used for identification. Four strains were identified as atypical mycobacteria and 381 (98.96 percent) as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Out of 4 atypicals, 2 were finally identified as M. Kansasii and 2 others as M. Scrofulaceum. Thus in the present study incidence of atypical tubercle bacilli on culture is 1.03 percent.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sputum, Mycobacteria, Kubica Method, Atypical Mycobacterium, M. kanasii, M. scrofulaceum, Incidence, Culture, Differential Identification, L.J. Media
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Bacteria > Atypical Bacterial Forms
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2730
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:13 March 2008

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